Andreas Malm is an author, and an associate senior lecturer of human ecology at Lund University.
Social ecologist Andreas Malm on the failures of environmental pacifism, the urgent need to destroy capital's carbon infrastructure, and his book "How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire" from Verso.
Andreas Malm joins me to talk about his new book, 'Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century'. We talked about why in the case of Covid19 most of the rich countries of the north were able to make the kinds of decisive interventions that seem to elude them when it comes to climate change. And we also talked about the experience of the Bolsheviks during the Russian civil war, and why war communism is a better model for the kind of mobilisation needed in the climate crisis than the usual invocation of the ramping of up of industrial production by the Western allies during WWII.
ANDREAS MALM is a senior lecturer in human ecology at Lund University, as well as a prolific writer and journalist. His research and writings focus on the intersections of capitalism and climate change, as well as on the politics of opposing the fossil capitalist system. Amongst his works are Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming and The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World. His talk concerns ways to escalate the struggle against climate change, and the possibilities of direct action and sabotage. About Marx2019: In October 25-27 2019, we who want to see a future beyond climate change and the capitalist system gathered in Stockholm. For three days, activists, researchers and political leaders and movements meet to form analyzes and ideas based on Marxist theory. Main organizers were Transform! Europe, Center of Marxist studies in Sweden, Fronesis Sweden and Clarté
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Nov 11th, 1977
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